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We are driving innovation from the ground up to enhance health, end hunger, overcome hardship and advance women & girls—resulting in meaningful and measurable change in people’s lives.
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We ensure individuals, households, neighborhoods and communities are healthy and achieve sustained physical, mental and social well-being.

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We ensure vulnerable individuals, households and their communities achieve improved food, nutrition and livelihood security for sustained resilience.
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We support vulnerable communities to overcome hardship by responding to crises, addressing root causes of vulnerability, and laying foundations for recovery and resilience.
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Empowering women entrepreneurs with training and support to bring light, hope, and opportunity to their communities and giving them the power to earn income and mitigate the impacts of climate change as renewable energy entrepreneurs.
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We ensure women & girls control their futures, are valued as leaders, have access to resources to thrive, and live in safe communities where their rights are protected.
children at Ndamukong Bamenda, adopting hand washing practice as trained by H4BF 2
Preventing and responding to violence and abuse against children during pandemic

HOPE FOR A BETTER FUTURE (H4BF)

Hope for a Better Future (H4BF) is a nonprofit development organization dedicated to advancing women and girls, improving health, ending hunger, overcoming adversity, and making a real and measurable difference in people's lives. H4BF was recently granted a special consultation status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) since November 2021.

H4BF sees a world in which the most vulnerable people have the power to pull themselves out of poverty and create vital, healthy lives for their families and communities now and in the future. Guided by the basic principles of integrity, accountability, respect, and creativity.

H4BF People join us because they want to make a difference, and we continue to make a difference together. We travel where the need is greatest, to Cameroon's poorest communities. We aim to guarantee that women and girls have control over their lives, that they are seen as leaders, that they have access to the resources they need to flourish, and that they live in safe communities where their rights are recognized.

PROGRAMS

ADVANCE WOMEN AND GIRLS

We work to ensure that women and girls have choice over their lives, are regarded as leaders, have access to the resources they need to develop, and live in safe communities where their rights are respected.

YOUTHS ENGAGEMENT

Through skill training, capacity building, and leadership training for young people, particularly girls, we ensure the establishment of PERSPECTIVE.

ENHANCING HEALTH

Individuals, households, neighborhoods, and communities are healthy and attain long-term physical, mental, and social well-being as a result of our efforts.

HELPING TO END HUNGER

For long-term resilience, we ensure that vulnerable individuals, households, and communities have enhanced food, nutrition, and livelihood security.

OVERCOMING HARDSHIP

By responding to crises, addressing core causes of vulnerability, and laying the groundwork for recovery and resilience, we help vulnerable communities overcome adversity.

GLOBAL PRIORITIES

The H4BF Strategic Plan for 2021 selected many interconnected priority areas of focus that cut across all of our programs and operations and that we believe are significant drivers of genuine and enduring impact:

OUR CORE VALUES

  • Humanity

    Our service is to humanity. We believe that there is no greater way to making the world a better place than showing love to each other - especially to those who are oppressed and rejected.

  • Integrity

    Our communication is factual, and our activities are real. While we make it a priority to represent actual information about the constituents of H4BF, we try to present these facts in a most dignifying way.

  • Transparency

    H4BF stands for the utmost transparency. With progress reports, financial audits, and regular updates on our website and social media platforms, we show that whatever funds we receive, we channel them to the purpose for which they have been given.

  • Creativity

    We go beyond conventional ideas and approaches so new possibilities and innovation can flourish to ensure real and lasting positive change.

  • Impartiality

    Our actions are carried out on the basis of need alone, giving priority to the most urgent cases of distress and making no distinctions on the basis of nationality, race, gender, religious belief, class or political opinions.

Message from our CEO

Thank you for your interest in H4BF's ever-expanding story, whether you are already familiar with our work or are visiting this site for the first time. We are a fast-paced firm with a unique culture and a strong commitment to our objective. Our employees have strong technical skills and deep roots in their communities, allowing us to have a significant, measurable, and long-term effect in collaboration with the people we serve.

A sense of deep empathy, care for others, intellectual curiosity, and a commitment to learning, creativity, and developing our individual and communal competence are all part of our common DNA.

Because we recognize the issues we confront as a community, we approach work with a feeling of urgency. However, we approach our work with a feeling of optimism, even outright idealism. We understand – in our hearts and minds – that empowering our communities to drive long-term transformational change is not only feasible, but also necessary.

At H4BF, we seek to foster a culture that values each person's dignity. We are all required to treat each other and the communities we serve with the utmost respect, whether we are employees, volunteers, or partners.

I encourage you to join us as you learn more about our organization and programming.

President & CEO, H4BF

LATEST NEWS

We are proud to become End Violence’s partner!

Women Empowered to start small businesses in Nkambe, Donga Mantung

300 SANITARY NAPKINS DISTRIBUTED TO RURAL WOMEN AND GIRLS OF BIG BABANKI

Invest in women. Invest in communities.

H4BF Network model brings together workforce development and comprehensive social supports to put a woman on a path to economic security and remove any barrier that might stand in her way.
H4BF is putting this model to begin work within North West and West regions neighborhood ripe for opportunity:
H4BF Women’s Initiative starts with a single, low-income working mother and a keen understanding of what support she needs to move into a living-wage job and create a better, safer life for herself and her children.
H4BF Women’s Initiative is a place-based, community-led coalition of agencies working together to address the full spectrum of women’s needs: from access to affordable housing and credit clean-up, to domestic violence services and emotional support, while also providing job skills training and small business development.
When women rise, they bring families and whole communities with them

ONGOING PROJECTS

How to Give

Create impact that will transform lives, families and communities in Cameroon

Increased access to quality and Inclusive basic education for crisis-affected girls and boys in safe learning environments in North West and Littoral regions Cameroon

This project targets children and adolescents which 55% are female. H4BF focuses on reaching girls and boys in Wouri and Nkam in Littoral region and, Mezam and Donga Mantung in North West region Cameroon. Girls and boys access learning opportunities, including girls and boys in early learning programmes, at primary level and at the secondary level, in both formal and non-formal education settings.

Cash-based interventions for conflict-affected populations

This project aims to reduce the vulnerability of conflict-affected populations, including vulnerable IDPs, returnees, and host community men, women, boys, and girls, who have been significantly affected by the conflict and the subsequent waves of displacements. This is achieved through the provision of multi-purpose cash assistance (MPCA) to internally displaced, host community, and returnee households. H4BF aims to improve beneficiaries’ access to essential goods and services of their choice, enabling them to meet their basic needs.

Improving Access to Quality GBV Services and Strengthening Resilience of Vulnerable Persons at Risk of Gender Based Violence

On a project that directly benefits female headed families (IDP’s) (age 25+), girls(age 15-24), boys (age 18-25), returnees and disabled persons in host communities H4BF rehearse dignity of vulnerable IDP’s. This is done through provision of standardized dignity kits, access to quality PSS to women, girls, boys, men of reproductive age as well as strengthening their resilience through livelihood support activities.

Addressing Women and Girls Sexual Reproductive Health & GBV Needs

The project aimed at building capacity of young girls and women with the confidence, knowledge and skills to manage their reproductive and menstrual health challenges safely.

EN POWER

In partnership with MasterPeace Foundation, Turing Foundation and, H4BF through her skill training center HOBEFI is training 300 young people especially girls in the growth areas of sustainable energy and ICT. It is involving at least 30 companies in the training programme so that the content is in line with market needs. 

Micro Credits for women

We increase economic independence of internally displaced women and poor peasant women in the West, Adamawa and Center region of Cameroon through the provision of micro credit and improve seeds.

WELL BEING AND MENTAL HEALTH

Having good mental health, or being mentally healthy, is more than just the absence of illness, rather it’s a state of overall wellbeing. The concept is influenced by culture, but it generally relates to: Enjoyment of life. Having the ability to cope with and ‘bounce back’ from stress and sadness.

We believes that the core of a happy and fulfilled life is Inner Peace reason we mainstream in all our programs training of beneficiaries on simple techniques about developing skills of inner peace

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OUR TEAM

Our team of passionate, knowledgeable, collaborative, and genuinely caring women, youths, and men is made up of a varied group of women, youths, and men. We strive for a coherent, friendly, inclusive, and supportive team culture.

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Barriers to women in the renewable energy sector

... Supporting women’s participation in this industry is critical for achieving gender equality as well as broader economy

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H4BF conducted focused groups discussions in Kedjom Keku, under Tubah Sub Division Mezam, in a bit to providing access to quality GBV and Sexual Reproductive Health Right services and strengthening resilience of vulnerable persons at risk of gender-based violence.Bringing together groups of men women boys, girls, and other stakeholders including healthcare workers and community leaders, data was collected by administering questionnaires to seek responses to the communities’ attitudes and behaviors, towards aspects of GBV and Sexual and reproductive health rights.The Anglophone crisis plaguing the North West Region of Cameroon has increased gender based violence in some communities with teenage pregnancies on the rise. H4BF therefore found the need to improve access to quality lifesaving and well-coordinated GBV and SRHR response services for individuals at risk. Through this project H4BF, is enhancing well-being among survivors/ vulnerable individuals, strengthening community resilience and systems/institutions that prevent and respond to gender based violence including harmful practices. Results from the findings will help H4BF to address and redress issues surrounding GBV and SRHR in the Big Babanki community.These activities aligns with H4BF project Providing access to Quality GBV services and Strengthening Resilience of Vulnerable Persons at Risk of Gender-Based Violence in Mezam and Donga Mantung, North West region of Cameroon, and proudly funded by ZvdZF #SRHR #GBV #womenhealthright #health GivingWay GivingWay - NGOs connect ... See MoreSee Less
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300 SANITARY NAPKINS DISTRIBUTED TO RURAL WOMEN AND GIRLS OF BIG BABANKIHaving access to a sanitary napkin is one of the most challenging things to afford by a Big Babanki woman. As a result of the ongoing crisis affecting the North West and South West regions of Cameroon, most of these women and girls run to the bushes for safety without basic needs including sanitary napkins. Most often the road that leads to the main town where the napkins can be bought is blocked for weeks and very risky to travel. Markets in the villages have been shut down and traders focus on providing basic food stuff than sanitary napkins.“When my sisters and I started menstruating, the last time we ran away from the fighters, we had to cut our loins into smaller pieces and use. My sister who did not have a spare dress was using grass to pad herself. We are so happy with the knowledge on menstruation and the pads given to us by H4BF thanks to funding from ZvdZF.”Teenage pregnancies have been on the rise in the community as men rape and impregnate women and girls. Other girls have adopted prostitution due to poverty, resulting to several abortions. These ills are on the rise due to inadequate knowledge on menstrual hygiene management and sexual, reproductive health rights. Providing these women and girls with sanitary pads is a boaster to a reduction to period stigma. This distribution has also gone a long way to solve the hygiene problem in the community, as they do not have access to portable water but depends on water from far off rivers for laundry and other uses. The women were so grateful receiving their sanitary pads while the boys and men were happy to receive for their sisters and mothers. #SRHR #health #womenhealthright #GBV @givingway ... See MoreSee Less
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